Job Fair

Jobs for DC Residents at MM Washington

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After successfully organizing to develop 90+ units of affordable senior housing and 15,000 s.f. of community space with at the historic MM. Washington Career High School on O St;  WIN leaders at Mt. Lebanon Baptist began to work to ensure the project brings jobs to the neighborhood. Residents in Truxton Circle have experienced devastating unemployment over the last decade […]

Leaders discuss green jobs

Over 40 WIN Leaders Gather to Discuss Policy Solutions for Living Wage Jobs and Affordable Housing

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  Last night, Over 40 leaders came together to engage around the specifics of public policies that would yield living wage jobs and affordable housing. With proposals for the DC FY14 budget taking shape, WIN leaders are working hard to understand the needs of the whole district and the policy options available to us to […]

DC Institutions save big on Energy

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WIN organized, in partnership with Groundswell (formerly DC Project), nearly 40 institutions in two Coop-Community Electricity Purchase, saving the groups a total of 12%-14% (over $300,000) on their annual energy bills, while also investing in clean energy. One hundred percent of the green energy purchased through Renewable Energy Credits came from local D.C. sources, ensuring that the purchase from […]

WIN Leaders win half a million dollars for playground in Downtown D.C

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With all of the development that’s been occurring in downtown DC over the past decade, very little of it provides family-friendly public space.  Being downtown with kids makes the possibility of playing in the sunshine a near impossibility. In the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012, leaders from WIN member congregation Calvary Baptist and […]

Supportive Housing: WIN Celebrate Victories and Continue to Fight

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This story is being reproduced for this blog from a brochure WIN published two years ago.  It is our home celebrating this victory along the way will ready us for the fight ahead for supportive housing. Ernestine Ballesteros remembers the Great Depression. She was only five years old when her family was evicted from their home. […]